The kitchen is often the heart of the home, a place where you cook, eat, and entertain your loved ones. It’s important that your kitchen reflects your personal style and taste, and one way to do that is by choosing the right colour scheme. It not only shows off your personality but will also make you feel comfortable and at home in your kitchen.
In this guide, we'll explore different ways to pick a colour scheme for your kitchen, from considering the current colour scheme to exploring themes throughout your home. Let's dive in! Whether you want to create a bold and vibrant space or a calm and serene oasis, we’ve got you covered.
We’ll start by exploring the steps you should take to pick your colour scheme for your kitchen – finding one that works for you should be a lot easier if you think about these things carefully:
Next, you can take some practical steps to help narrow down the colour options you’ve fallen in love with:
Let’s take a look at some classic kitchen colour ideas to get your creative juices flowing if you want to keep your kitchen looking clean and modern:
These colour schemes are great choices for your kitchen and will work well in any home! And if you’d like to branch out a little and make your kitchen more of a statement, then why not try a more distinctive colour scheme for your kitchen?
If you're looking for a unique colour scheme for your kitchen, consider using bold and unexpected colours. Bright colours like turquoise, coral, and yellow can bring energy and vibrancy to your kitchen. If you want to create a sophisticated and modern look, you can use a monochromatic colour scheme, such as shades of grey, to create a sleek and minimalist look. Looking for some inspiration for a modern kitchen floor? Check out our guide on flooring ideas for a modern kitchen.
Another unique colour scheme idea is to use metallic accents. You can incorporate metallics like gold, copper or silver into your kitchen in various ways. For instance, you can use metallic hardware, such as cabinet knobs or handles, or use metallic tiles for a backsplash - if you're interested in incorporating metallic accents into your kitchen, check out our guide on interior trends: metallic kitchen accents for inspiration and ideas.
If you have a small kitchen, you may want to choose a colour scheme that makes your space feel larger and more open. Light and neutral colours like white, beige, and grey can create the illusion of space and reflect natural light, making your kitchen feel brighter and airier. Our guide to the best flooring for small kitchens has all the info you need to make sure this translates into your flooring as well as your walls and finer details to create the kitchen of your dreams, no matter what size it is.
If you want to add some colour to your small kitchen, consider using pastel colours like mint green, soft pink, or light blue. These colours can add a pop of colour without overwhelming the space, and perfectly ties in with the Danish pastel trend that’s popular right now. Additionally, you can use a two-tone colour scheme, such as white cabinets with a light blue backsplash, to create depth and dimension.
Trying new and exciting colours in your kitchen can be great fun, and you can find plenty more style inspiration in our Ideas Hub to keep experimenting with different areas of your home. If you want to try some carefully curated colour palettes, take a look at our lookbooks to create brand new looks in your kitchen; or for more room-specific inspiration, have a read of our guide on picking a colour scheme for your living room. Alternatively, pop into your local Tapi store if you’re keen to talk to our flooring experts about the best flooring to match your new colour scheme!